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2016-2017 Food Drive Recap

Thank you to all who participated in the 2016 State Employees Food Drive! Through your time, efforts and donations, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) is able to feed over 130,000 people in Sacramento County every month. Your generosity makes it possible for us to provide much needed food assistance to hungry families in our community. We simply would not be able to feed those in need without the support of California State Employees!

Almost 100 state agencies, departments and offices, in over 200 locations participated in the 2016 State Employees Food Drive throughout the greater Sacramento metropolitan area. Through the California State Employees’ efforts, an amazing 223,658 pounds of food were donated to needy families in our area. In addition, a total of $171,896 was also donated and used to purchase additional food. This is equivalent to a combined total of 764,807 pounds of food, all thanks to you!

The food collected during the State Employees Food Drive was distributed by SFBFS to over 200 local Partner Agencies. Donated funds purchased bulk items such as rice, peanut butter, dry beans and fresh produce. This is not just a holiday food drive. Thanks to the generous hearts of California State Employees, this effort allows SFBFS to serve families in need for many months after the holidays. We can’t thank you enough!


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Important Dates

  • September 21: Fresh Produce Kickoff at Capitol Mall Farmer’s Market
  • October 19: Orientation and Tour of SFBFS, 2-4pm at Food Bank Services at 1951 Bell Avenue
  • October 23 – November 10: Barrel delivery
  • November 6: Food Drive begins
  • November 16: SFBFS Turkey Drive
  • November 23, Thanksgiving Day: Run to Feed the Hungry
  • December 15, 20 & 21: SEFD Volunteer days
  • January 12: Food Drive ends
  • January 15 – February 2: Final Barrel pick-ups
  • February 6: Final day to turn in Food drive Credit
  • February 15: Wrap-up Party and Awards – Location TBD